Athlete Factory Monthly Newsletter - September 2018

The Factory News

September 2018

This Month's Featured Athlete

Sydney Scraba
18 years old
Sydney Scraba has a bright future in golf. She is currently in her first year at the University of Arkansas where she will be playing NCAA Division 1 golf, and she goes there full of confidence due in large part to some significant improvements in her game. “I have been able to hit the ball further and more accurately, while also being able to better identify what parts of my body are breaking down. I have more confidence over the ball than I have had in years, and better control over how my body moves to hit the ball. Having more confidence allows me to play better resulting in better tournament scores. This confidence also allows me to push myself and play better under pressure” she says.

Sydney is using this confidence to set high aspirations for her freshman year. Never one to shy away from hard work, she wants to be one of the main players on her golf team. “I am going to make sure practice with purpose and with the importance that I put pressure on myself to emphasize the shot in a tournament. I know deep down inside my golf game will improve and will be achieved with all my hard work.”  

Her training at the Athlete Factory has played an important part in her improved play and confidence, and Sydney attributes the sport specific programming and elite performance coaches in making her focus on the muscles that have helped take her game to the next level. She states that “being able to train at the Athlete Factory has improved my golf game on so many levels, allowing me to be stronger physically and not be scared to do anything on the course.” The Athlete Factory's focus on not just making muscles stronger, but effecting how quickly they fire, the sequence they fire in and the efficiency of the stabilizing muscles, has allowed Sydney to improve both the direction and magnitude of force. Something that is as relevant to a golfer as a running back.

Next up for this busy athlete is giving back and spending some of her free time with an organization called the ‘First Tee’. The First Tee helps underprivileged kids get in touch with the game of golf. Sydney wants to inspire kids to work hard, have fun and help them forget about their worries. She says “these kids deserve someone to look up to. I want to see the smile on their faces and know what I am doing for them is real. To be able to help a kid look forward to a dream or be able to give them a chance to do something with their lives would give me the up most joy.”
Sports Therapy Clinic Welcomes
Dr Katie MacDonald
Dr. Katie MacDonald completed her Bachelor of Science in Natural Science at the University of Calgary with concentrations in Biology and Chemistry. Her interests in sports and medical field led her to move to Portland, Oregon to complete her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and her Doctor of Chiropractic at the University of Western States. She is focused on educating her patients to give them the tools they need to be at their optimal health and peak athletic performance.

Katie is athletic and enjoys being active. She is a native Calgarian who grew up playing various sports with different clubs in the city. Her unique background from personal medical experiences, provides her with additional knowledge and understanding allowing her to effectively work with our Performance Coaches to help modify training around injuries and pain. Her clinical practicums have given her further rehabilitation experience and involvement in providing integrated care as part of a multidisciplinary team. She enjoys helping her patients get back to functioning normally and pain free by utilizing a variety of treatment techniques, including cupping, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation), taping, functional rehabilitation, diversified and activator adjustments.

To book in with Dr. MacDonald, call our reception at 403-255-7703 or email.

Check out Some Outstanding Accomplishments from Our Athletes

Peyton Krebs and the U18 Hockey Canada Team are World Champions with a final 6-2 win over Sweden in the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. 

MMA fighter "Mean" Hakeem Dawodu's next UFC fight is set for December 8 against Bochniak in Toronto.

Jade Carter competed in the Kevin Hipple Memorial Tournament and was the tournament's low net winner of the mixed event, and the first girl to win the tournament in its 34 year existence. She also won the Junior Girls Club Championship at Pinebrook Golf and Country Club.

Dan "Smackintosh" McIntosh finished one spot out of the top 16 in the recent World Long Drive Championships.

Zack Villeneuve won gold at the USA Lacrosse Nationals and the Canadian Lacrosse Nationals. 

Rugby player Carmen Izyk has been selected to Rugby Canada's 7s Team for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in October in Argentina. 

The Calgary Roller Derby All Stars won bronze at the Continental Cup—North America West. AF athletes included:
Lindsey Searle, Angie Reid, Zoey Duncan, Dannica Tackaberry, Jodie Lush and Zoey Duncan, and coach Leon Bellavance.

Did we miss highlighting your accomplishment? Have a newsworthy 'win'?
Speak to your Lead Coach and they can ensure you are included in our next edition!
By the Numbers - August
1. Hockey     2. Soccer     3. Basketball

3 Double Leg Hop: Anson McMaster (8.24 m) / Sadie Johnson (6.89 m)
10m Test:  Kai Uchacz  (1.655 sec) / Maria Wheeler (1.827 sec)
30m Test: Jayden Davis (4.114 sec) / Sadie Johnson (4.444 sec)
T-Test: Jayden Davis (7.022 sec) / Ainsley Jordan (7.948 sec)
PC Test: Colton Jones (50.5 lengths) / Alysha Creaghan (45.5 lengths)
Important Dates
September 7th at 6pm 
September 15th at 2pm
September 24th at 8 pm
End of Summer Personal Training Sale Extended
We are offering discounts on all our personal training packages until September 15, 2018. Speak to your coach or stop by reception for more information!
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